A Colorful Question!
Carved into stone above the main entrance of the building is 1900 AUDITORIUM. But the building, also known as the Opera House, was later converted into a movie house, and renamed the Uptown (in, it seems, the 1930s).
A neon sign was installed and for many decades its magically lighted presence beckoned moviegoers. Then, and nobody recalls when, the neon was damaged and the sign went dark.
About fifteen years ago the sign was removed and today it sits in storage.
However, wondrous plans are afoot!
Soon, the sign will be removed from storage so it can be repaired and painted. Then, it will be taken to Coffelt Signs in Emporia to have new neon tubes created! Once this work is completed, the newly restored sign will be returned to the 1900 Theater and will once again be a magically lighted presence in the night!
However, an unanswered question remains: What colors should the sign be? It was black and red. But was it always black and red? And what color gas was in the neon tubing?
What colors do you think it should be? Let us know!
Post by Ross, blogmaster.